OK I know what you are all thinking when the word meditation comes to mind.
Was I right? Just say I was! :-)
For me meditation is something I do after I workout and stretch. It helps me stay focused on my weight loss goals. Often times after I have an extremely successful weight-in I find myself feeling like I can cheat or take it easy. I sometimes get to comfortable and I hate that feeling. Yes I have lost over 80 lbs but I am still far from my overall goal and I need to constantly remind myself of that fact. At the same time I think its important to set small goals for yourself because sometimes the big picture can be overwhelming. But back to the meditation. All I do really is find a place in the gym where I can just sit down with my eyes closed and reflect. I also usually listen to two songs which I will share in a bit. I sit there and think about why I am working out, why I choose to live a healthy lifestyle, and how I plan to meet my goals. I mean for me I need this daily reminder, it helps keep me on track. Whatever your goals are, whether they have to do with your weight or not, I think everyone could benefit from this reflection time.
The first song that I listen to is: The Mickey Theme from the Rocky. For those of you who don't know I am a HUGE Rocky fan. They are more than just movies to me, they symbolize never giving up and always fighting until the end. And even more importantly they remind me of the wonderful memories I have of my Dad and me watching the movies together, and how he was always in my corner.
The second song is Enya - Waterfall. I wont go into much detail about what this song means to me for personal reasons, but it is extremely relaxing.
THE CHALLENGE:I want everyone to try a 5-10 min meditation after working out and email me about your experience, share anything you would like with me such as: what music you listened to, what you thought about, if you liked or disliked it, etc.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org